Five Reasons Our Family Likes Flying Delta Air Lines

By my mental count, I have flown on nine Delta flights this year, four of which were in the last week to get to the Bahamas and back. In addition to those most recent flights to Atlanta and onto Nassau, I have also flown Delta this year from Houston to Salt Lake City, LaGuardia, and another trip to Atlanta. All of these trips were done in economy, most using SkyMiles miles, and frequently with one or two kids along for the…

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Help Get Supplies Directly to Puerto Rico

The number of recent hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and more is simply hard to comprehend. It can feel overwhelming. It is overwhelming. However, people can overcome almost anything if they work together and look for solutions, and that is exactly what is happening with a group of AV Geeks turned relief workers in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Right after the storm, a small group of folks in the US “chartered a small, elderly prop plane with a goal of raising $10,000 and…

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Planning a Quick Trip to The Bahamas on Miles and Points

For the first time in my memory, our local school district added a fall break this year in early October that consisted of an early release day on Friday as well as a holiday on Monday. This seemed to be the perfect opportunity for a short getaway, but I wasn’t sure what the perfect destination would be until a Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale dropped the price for awards to Nassau in the Bahamas to 27,500 miles per round trip on…

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Act Fast: Use Miles or Points to See the Baseball Championship Series Games

Well sports fans, it looks like our hometown Houston Astros will be taking on the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series beginning tomorrow. I think there is also a National League Championship Series that is probably also going on, but let’s focus on what really matters…the Astros. Seriously though, we are pretty excited around here and I’m sure at least a handful of Yankee folks are excited, too. If you don’t want to shell out the cash…

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Use Your Companion Pass to Fly Southwest to Hawaii!

The most anticipated aviation announcement in years took a couple of ticks longer than we thought it might to be announced, but that’s okay because Southwest Airlines is officially officially going to be selling tickets to Hawaii in 2018! They didn’t say passengers flights will actually take off next year, but my money is on passengers being in the air at some point in 2018. Yesterday evening at their employee Spirit Party in California, they announced that they intend to fly to Southwest…

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Big Twice a Year Southwest $49+ Sale Runs Until Thursday

I wasn’t online much yesterday while we were traveling, so I missed Day One of the three-day big Southwest sale, but luckily it is still going on today and tomorrow. This is not your run-of-the-mill weekly “sale”, but this is one of their big twice per year sales where Southwest puts seats on sale from just $49 each way. In my experience, they usually do these sales once in June and October. The price you paid used to be directly tied to…

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What Six Hundred Million Hyatt Points Will Get You Via New Experiences Partner

I’m a fan of investing in travel experiences and over the years I have found that Hyatt and their loyalty program often strike the right balance of value and luxury at a reasonable points price for my family. That’s why I have been quite interested when they have been talking about how you will be able to use your Hyatt points for experiences beyond just the traditional hotel award stay. We got a peek at what this might look like…

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Save $60 on Starwood Stays and More With New Amex Offers

Amex Offers are a really great way to save money or earn extra points on the purchases you make with your Amex cards. You never know when good Amex Offers will pop up on one of your Amex accounts. The only sure-fire way to know exactly what offers are available to you is to log-in to your online account and take a look (process outlined below), but to save you a little time I want to highlight a few new Amex Offers…

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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale: Fly to or From NYC Starting at 5,500 Miles

We just got back last night from an amazing trip to the Bahamas (more on that soon!), and all four of our flights on this trip were paid for using Delta SkyMiles booked during one of their monthly flash sales. We got a tremendous deal for our Delta miles when we booked that trip and honestly, I think that was the moment when I adjusted my perspective on Delta SkyMiles. Ignore the noise that they aren’t that valuable because they can be…

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Make One Purchase Get a Southwest Companion Pass – Targeted

I have seen some pretty outstanding credit card sign-up bonuses in my time in this hobby, but this one that @DaiCa2011 just shared with me on Twitter has to be one of the coolest. While the sign-up bonus points you get from the Southwest credit cards have historically counted towards the 110,000 Rapid Reward points you need to earn in a calendar year to secure the Southwest Companion Pass, it always takes at least two credit card sign-up bonuses to get the 110,000…

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